In the Southbridge area of Wilmington, Delaware where only 60% of teens have a high school diploma my next guest has defied the odds.
At just 16-years-old, Jacqueline Means became is known as the Stem-Queen making an impact on the way students see Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, with her Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative.
"When I was around 6 years old, I saw my father and brother making a volcano in the kitchen. Once they combined the vinegar and baking soda, and it exploded- I was hooked. However, when I was in elementary school, I realized that we didn’t have science classes, we only had classes called “earth” and they didn’t teach you much about science. I was so disappointed in that and I started teaching myself about science on YouTube until I got to high school."
Check out the video above and watch Jacqueline and Steve Harvey conduct a science experiment!
Steve Harvey wants Jacqueline to continue to encourage the young kids in her community. So Steve reached out to his friends at Swagbucks - The web's leading free gift card site, where you get paid just for sharing your opinion!
They LOVE the work that Jacqueline's doing with the Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative and they want to help her out by donating $5,000.